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    playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    Took this today. Practicing with my new(old) prime.

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    another

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    MOD Suggestion:
    Hi Joe, here's the bit you're missing to make them appear bigger for people;
    Part 2: How to make an attached thumbnail appear larger and inline
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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    On # 2....Nice contrasting elements...pity about the socket on the wall socket and bin....they distract.

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    Thanks for the suggestion MOD. I will try that next time.

    Michael, I will have to go back and try it again and try not to include the socket and bin. Thanks, Joe

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    Cropped and cloned out the socket and bin

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    IMO.....much better, what do you think ?

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    Thanks Michael! I like this one much more. I just cloned out the socket,then cropped out most of the bin, then cloned it out. Thanks for your input.

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    Quote Originally Posted by jjbacoomba View Post
    Practising with my new(old) prime.
    Joe - Is it an old Pentax lens that you are using for these photos?

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    Hi Phillip. Yes it is.

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    Joe, you have shown that these old lenses can be fun to use. You might be interested that, a few weeks ago, I got an old Pentax-A SMC 28mm f2.8 lens - it cost very little on eBay but it is in good as new condition. It has been enjoyable to use this little prime as a standard (42mm) lens - here are a couple of shots in Hemel Hempstead:

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    Hi Philip. Yes these lens' are very fun to use. That new lens of yours takes some very beautiful shots. I will try to post one that I shot at night(sooc?) that I really like.

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    No PP done. I used bulb mode for this one.

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    Joe, your last posted photograph, and the other images in this thread, show how these old lenses are capable of reproducing wonderful colours, even if the amount of light is limited. They can certainly be recommended to anyone willing to take the risk of focusing manually!

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    very beautiful shot zulkarnain.

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    Here are a couple more at St Mary's Church, using the old Pentax-A SMC 28mm f2.8 lens -

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    You guys are having great fun with these new (old) lenses. They can still produce the goods!

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    You guys are having great fun with these new (old) lenses. They can still produce the goods!
    Sure does look like it I havent taken that lens off since I got it. I have found that with this lens I really think out my shot and then set accordingly.

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    use the power of 1.4 (bokeh monster)
    anyway, my home town on 1.4

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    Re: playing with 50mm smc a- f/1.4 lens

    Heres one . I really like how the colors came out.

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